The Gallagher Weigh Scale range of superior live animal weigh scale equipment allows farmers to:
Measure feed conversion by monitoring weight gain over time to maximise yield:
Well informed management decisions are made for feed rationing to meet target weights by date.
Information gained from the fast, accurate capture of body weight measurements from the weigh scales provides for more efficient use of time and resources on farm.
Monitor animal health:
Accurate measurement of body weight gives critical information about the health of the animal. Changes in body weight can provide an early indication of animal health problems.
Confirm animal weights prior to mating:
The live weight and condition of the animal can have significant impact on the breeding performance.
Determine weaning weights:
The future performance of the animal can be directly linked to the weight and maturity of the animal at the time of weaning.
Monitoring of animal weight close to weaning with the highly accurate results from a weigh scale provides the most efficient means to maximising the future returns from animals.
Select animals by weight for sale and slaughter:
Drafting by weight for slaughter ensures that maximum profits are returned to the grower by accurate selection of animals based on weight.
Evaluate breeding performance for genetic selection:
Accurately tracking growth rates of progeny over time provides vital information for genetic selection and improvements in breeding performance.
Maximise the benefits of having animals fitted with electronic ear tags:
A direct interface between Electronic Ear Tag readers and the weigh scale range of equipment provides a significant opportunity to improve farm management practice.
Error-free identification of animals prevents incomplete or inaccurate records of animal number and weight information. Automatic ear tag scanning and hands free weighing of animals reduces labour requirements at the weighing site.
Automated drafting systems controlled by the weigh scale result in complete hands free animal handling in the yards.